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chsw grand charityChildren’s Hospice South West’s, Little Bridge House hospice in Fremington, Barnstaple has received a cheque for £1622 from Right Worshipful Brother Ian Kingsbury, the provincial grand master of the Devonshire Freemasons.

The Freemasons Grand Charity has been a long term supporter of CHSW and this cheque was just part of the annual donation made by the Freemasons Grand Charity - which this year is giving nearly £14,000 to seven hospices in Devon.

Over many years, Little Bridge House has received a total of almost £90,000 in support from the Freemasons Grand Charity and also local Lodges here in Devon. Emma Perry Senior Community Fundraiser at the hospice said: ‘We are so delighted with the ongoing support from the Freemasons. It costs over £3million each year to run our services for life-limited children and their families at Little Bridge House, and we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations. This support will help us to continue in our work to make the most of short and precious lives.’

Little Bridge House is one of three children’s hospices here in the South West. Opened in 1995, the hospice provides expert holistic and family centred care for life-limited children across Devon. Providing a home from home environment, the hospice offers respite, emergency and end of life care for local children and their families, including a dedicated sibling service.

The Provincial Grand Master Rt. W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury said when presenting the cheque: “The Freemasons in Devon are delighted that the Freemasons Grand Charity has been able to continue to provide vital funding for our local hospices. The care and support they provide for the community is amazing, and we are delighted that we are able to show our dedication towards their ever-growing need for support within the community.” Photo above shows L to R Sally Norden, Emma Perry, Ian Kingsbury, Toni Kingsbury.